The Catalina Deluxe Tote is the perfect versatile bag choice. This bag is very adaptable to different environments but still structured.
The goal of a retreat is to relax, clear your mind, and enjoy paradise.
I usually recommend traveling light so you're free from the everyday unnecessary things we tend to surround ourselves with. During yoga class I stored my sneakers in the bottom compartment and was able to access my water and towel easily. The main compartment had extra clothes and swimwear to change into at a moment's notice.
The length of the straps made it easy to slip the yoga mat on top and still have room for my shoulder and arm to move around and eat. It stayed in place really well on top of the bag. Because the canvas is so flexible it just adapted to the shape of the mat and kinda hugged it in. The canvas is so lightweight that it was all pretty easy to carry.